Research Analyst – Corporate Research
The Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary
college is looking for an Research Analyst to become an integral part
of the Corporate Relations (CR) team. The Research Analyst, Corporate
Relations will work collaboratively with the CR Team to coordinate and
conduct CR activities, which include the writing of contact reports;
developing prospect strategies; researching corporations, foundations
and individuals; coordinating site visits; creating reports for the
team; creating and executing stewardship plans; developing marketing
tools; executing mailings and various other special projects.
The Research Analyst will perform a variety of duties involved in the
collection, interpretation and documentation of data on CR prospects.
· Perform a variety of duties involved in collecting,
interpreting, documenting and summarizing descriptive, analytical and
evaluative data on prospective donors in support of corporate/foundation
research and/or information gathering activities. Procure data using
various research methods to include telephone and personal interviews,
electronic database searches and monitor news sources to track donors,
prospects and fundraising opportunities. Conduct library and online
research, analyze various records, journals and other sources to include
estate and tax records, stockholdings, family backgrounds, and financial
and company records. Analyze financial and biographical information and
make recommendations for funding opportunities. Identify new prospects
and suggest approach strategies and areas of giving. Coordinate monthly
CR prospect review meetings. Write and manage proposals and agreements
for the CR team.
· Collaborate with the CR team and develop a CR Standard
Operating Procedures (SOP) guide to ensure that appropriate policies and
procedures are in place for all CR activities. In cooperation with the
CR team work to organize and coordinate a master CR plan as it relates
to the overall operations of the CR division. Develop research
strategies and write and revise procedures as requested. Manage
corporate and foundation prospect and donor information including
tracking cultivation and solicitation progress. Create a system for
managing CR contact reports. Coordinate and time-to-time participate in
donor site-visits for CR team. Manage deadlines of all CR activities and
· Work with the CR team to establish a comprehensive
stewardship plan for Corporations/Corporate Foundations/Gift-in-Kind
organizations. Coordinate CR stewardship plan and activities with
Advancement Operations. Manage all CR stewardship timelines. Collaborate
with Advancement Operations to manage systems, files and donor
information as it relates to CR. Design and implement a monthly CR
“Briefing” to send to our CR constituents. Assist the CR team in
identifying and developing marketing/communication tools to aid in our
CR fundraising efforts.
· A minimum of five (5) years of experience in higher education
fund raising or related experience working in a fast-paced corporate
environment with high level individuals preferred; and knowledge of
fund-raising database systems and computer software programs highly
· Strong command of LexisNexis research database systems,
Blackbaud and Hoovers is a plus. Strong organizational and project
management experience and credentials are essential. Previous
experience in the Foodservice and Hospitality industry is also
desirable. An appreciation for the unique role played by The Culinary
Institute of America in the foodservice industry and higher education is
· High level thinking, planning and communications skills for
fund raising planning activities.
· Experienced self-starter and previous management experience
required with demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented
· Pro-active and independent, with ability to lead and work in
a team-oriented environment.
· Demonstrated influencing skills in situations of
responsibility without direct authority.
· Superior written and verbal communication skills.
· Extensive professional writing experience.
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Must demonstrate understanding of prospect research function
in higher education fund raising and the ability to interpret financial,
technical, and trade documents and journals, including annual reports,
SEC filings, etc. Must be highly organized, able to work both
independently and collaboratively with diverse parties, and have an
ability to work under pressure to coordinate multiple requests and meet
competing deadlines. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Powerpoint. The individual must possess excellent writing, editing, and
communication skills. The individual must exhibit high energy, with a
collegial and positive outlook/approach and be goal directed and success
oriented. Unquestionable integrity is a given. Creative and
entrepreneurial spirit is expected.
Must have the flexibility to travel as needed, and attend events that
extend after normal, business hours.
Please submit resume and cover letter including salary requirements,
indicating reference #2559-MS to CIAJobsNY@culinary.edu